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My Xantrex inverter is showing red fault light and not

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My Xantrex inverter is showing red fault light and not putting out 12V to charge batteries or power 12 portions of the motorhome. This was a sudden event. All had been working well until this happened yesterday on our trip. Any way to redet this or is the inverter bad?
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Hi. My name is Steve. I am one of the electronics experts here.

I can't take a phone call right now so if you see prompts for that, understand that it is the site, not me, that is sending those phone suggestions to you.

I have examined a few of these inverters from solar installations and RVs and in all cases, the inverters fail at the output transistors. A repair is not always economical.

Can you tell me exactly which model of inverter you have please?

Thanks.

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